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Budget session second leg: Houses adjourned; 15th straight day of parliamentary logjam

Both the Houses of Parliament were adjourned on Friday. Protests started as soon as the Lok Sabha met with members from the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) and the AIADMK trooping near the Speaker's podium. Congress members protested from their seats over the Supreme Court verdict on the SC/ST Act.

Parliament logajam enters 15th day

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad outside Parliament. Prasad has been very critical of Facebook ever since the Cambridge Analytica scandal broke out. "Let me make it very, very clear, we fully support freedom of press, speech and expression, we fully support free exchange of ideas on social media. But any attempt, overt or covert, by social media, including Facebook, of trying to influence India’s electoral process through undesirable means will neither be appreciated nor be tolerated," he had said recently. (Express Photo by Prem Nath Pandey)

Parliament logajam enters 15th day

Union Ministers Jitendra Singh with SS Ahluwalia at Parliament. (Express Photo by Prem Nath Pandey)

Parliament logajam enters 15th day

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley enters Parliament. However, both houses were adjourned following protests by the opposition members. (Express Photo by Prem Nath Pandey)

Parliament logajam enters 15th day

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh at Parliament. The Lower House also passed the Budget and a few bills amid the uproar. (Express Photo by Prem Nath Pandey)

Parliament logajam enters 15th day

Senior BJP leader L K Adavani (Express Photo by Prem Nath Pandey)

Parliament logajam enters 15th day

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan with Hukam Dev Narayan Yadav on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Dr Ram Manoher Lohia at Parliament. Mahajan paid tributes to freedom fighters Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev who were hanged on this day in 1931. (Express Photo by Prem Nath Pandey)

Parliament logajam enters 15th day

Half-way through the second half of the Budget Session, the Lok Sabha has been witnessing a washout, with not even the Question Hour being taken up on any day. (Express Photo by Prem Nath Pandey)

Parliament logajam enters 15th day

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan with Deputy y Speaker M Thambidurai and L K Adavani (Express Photo by Prem Nath Pandey)

Parliament logajam enters 15th day

Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Parliament on Friday. (Express Photo by Prem Nath Pandey)

Parliament logajam enters 15th day

Congress President Rahul Gandhi at Parliament. His mother Sonia Gandhi was hospitalised earlier in the day following health complications. (Express Photo by Prem Nath Pandey)

Parliament logajam enters 15th day

Sunil Jakhar, along with other Congress MPs from Punjab on Friday protested in Parliament premises against the inclusion of GST in food items purchased for 'langar'. (Express Photo by Prem Nath Pandey)